These drawings were completed as illustrations for prayer cards that will commemorate the ordination of two men to the Priesthood this coming Spring/Summer. One of these men is a very dear friend, and for his holy card he requested an old drawing that I did entitled "Priest's Hands." I was happy to provide the image, but as he is very dear to me, I wanted to do something special for him on this occasion. The drawing above of "Priest's Hands" is a new version of the original, and you can see the old and the new compared below. It was fun to see what I could do with a favorite image from the past given a couple years experience and development. I think that the new version is the best - crisper, more vivid.
The image of the Priest holding the chalice was commissioned by another man who contacted me through the website after viewing "Priest's Hands." The chalice illustrated is the one that he will use at his Thanksgiving Mass on the day after his ordination. It was great to get the chance to work on two devotional images that compliment each other so well. I hope you are as pleased with the result as I am! You can buy prints of these drawings by following either of the two links below: